Rex "Tick-Tock" Tyler invented the Miraclo pill, while working at Bannerman Chemicals, and found that taking one gave him super strength for exactly one hour. I would equate that with my taking a pain pill and feeling relatively fine for an hour or so. The 1940s comics were great, there would be a page of him fighting and in the corner would be a little countdown clock panel. 56:22. 41:00. etc.